According to The Telegraph, Stoke City are currently in limbo over the future of striker Wilfried Bony after it’s emerged that Manchester City have a clause inserted which could see Bony head to China in a multi-million deal.
Bony, 28, signed for The Potters on a season-long loan deal back in August, but it’s emerged tonight that Manchester City have a clause in Bony’s contract which could see him head to China, should they find potential suitors.
Manchester City insisted on the clause before any deal with Stoke was complete, and it allows any club in the mega-rich Chinese Super League the option to buy Wilfried Bony outright when their transfer window opens on January 1st.
The Ivorian has netted just twice for Stoke in 10 starts so far this season, but is believed to be a key member of the dressing room at Stoke, and a player Mark Hughes will not want to lose.
Hughes is already considering his striking options for January, as Sunderland are reportedly keen on Peter Crouch, and if tonight’s stories about Bony’s move to China are true, The Potters have some serious planning to do over the next month to be prepared for the transfer window opening.
Saido Berahino’s name has been once again linked with Stoke, and perhaps a mega-million pound deal for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be in the offing. Who knows?